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A Clarinet and Harp Duo Concert

Dr. Larkin Sanders, clarinet

Abigail Brower, harp

Saturday, April 13, 2024

3:30 PM

A private Rockhill residence

Wine reception to follow



Andante - Alice Mary Smith (1839 - 1884)

Suite from The Victorian Kitchen Garden - Paul Reade (1943 - 1997)

Sonata, 1st movement - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)

Romanze - Ernst Stahl (1869 - 1900)

12 Nocturnes, No. 6 - Giovanni Giuliani (1760 - 1818)

Six Studies in English Folksong, IV and V - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)

Six American Sketches - Skaila Kanga (b. 1946)




Dr. Larkin Sanders is a native of Branson, Missouri, and currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri where she is the clarinet instructor at both Washburn University and William Jewell College, owns the Clever Clarinetist (a clarinet specialty store), is the Executive-Artistic Director of the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, and is an active performer. As a chamber music and entrepreneurship specialist, she manages and performs with Porch Music KC, the Bluestem Faculty Quintet at Washburn University, and more. In addition to a variety of chamber ensembles, she also performs with the Springfield Symphony, Topeka Symphony, and other regional orchestras. Dr. Sanders serves on several nonprofit boards such as the American Single Reed Summit (Vice President) and Charlotte House Series. Dr. Sanders is an Henri Selmer Paris, Behn, D’Addario & Co., Brian Corbin Clarinet Products, and Silverstein Pro Team Artist.


In addition to her activities as a clarinetist, teacher, and administrator, Dr. Sanders is also a composer and author who has a fondness for songs and unique chamber ensembles. Larkin has had her works performed in a variety of settings. Her works are inspired by the talents of her friends and colleagues, and the genres of her works span from chamber operettas, art songs, children's music, and more. She is also the author of several books and methods.


Sanders completed her Doctor of Music degree in clarinet performance and a certificate in arts administration at Florida State University in 2015 and studied clarinet with Dr. Frank Kowalsky and Dr. Deborah Bish. Larkin holds a master of music degree from Michigan State University where she studied clarinet with Dr. Justin O’Dell and composition with Dr. Ricardo Lorenz. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Kansas while studying clarinet with Dr. Stephanie Zelnick and Dr. Larry Maxey.

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Abigail Brower is a versatile orchestral and solo harpist based in Eastern Iowa. She appears regularly with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and has recently performed alongside ensembles such as Celtic Woman and the Cornell College (Iowa) Chamber Singers.

A graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Abigail performed regularly with university orchestras and other ensembles while maintaining an active gig schedule and competing in area instrumental competitions. In the years prior to and following her graduation with a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance, she performed with several Southern Indiana area ensembles and taught private lessons for students of all ages.

During her time at Indiana University, Abigail studied with Professor Elzbieta Szmyt for over three years, and for one semester with Anneleen Lenaerts, principal harp of the Vienna Philharmonic. Abigail also has a Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership and Management from Shenandoah University and currently spends her weekdays working in non-profit development for a local orchestra.

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This concert will take place in a private Rockhill residence, to be disclosed upon ticket purchase


3:30 - 3:55 - Arrive and mingle

4:00 - Concert

5:00 - 6:00 - Performer meet & greet 


wine reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be provided after the concert

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